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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- C's Waffles has expanded with C Waffles Express, a new location at 7105 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman. The restaurant opened Sept. 22. The new location specializes in quick meals for breakfast and lunch, and features both dine-in and takeout service, according to a company news release. The establishment joins locations in Boardman, Hubbard, Brookfield, Struthers and North Lima in Ohio; Hermitage and New Castle, Pa.; and Smyrna Beach, Fla. Its first location opened in 1992. Hours are 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 17 new horizontal permits for oil and gas exploration in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formation during the week of Sept. 21, the agency reports. All but one of the permits issued were located at sites in the southern tier of the play, where wells have generally yielded more lucrative production results. Antero Resources Corp., based in Denver, received the most permits with eight last week, ODNR reported. Six of those permits are for wells in Monroe County and two were for wells in Noble County....

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore POLAND, Ohio – Hallrich Inc., which operates more than 50 Pizza Hut restaurants throughout Ohio, donated 10% of its sales from personal pan pizzas in the Mahoning Valley to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley on Tuesday. The fundraising drive, which ran from June to August, raised $5,594 for the United Way's Success By 6 program. “The money will be used for classroom funding. It goes to teachers, teacher's aides and most importantly, educational materials,” said Kathy Mock, United Way's director of...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

IRVING, Calif. -- Foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman Ohio-Pa. metropolitan statistical area decreased for the month of July over the same period last  year, according to the latest monthly data from provided by CoreLogic, The rate of foreclosures for the area was 2.35% in July, down 1.17 percentage points from July 2013’s 3.52%. The MSA’s July foreclosure rate was higher than the national rate for the month, 1.66%.  In Ohio, 1.63% of loans were in foreclosure in July, down 0.83% from 2.46% in July 2013. During July, 6.3% of...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ticket sales began at 6 a.m. today for the second TEDxYoungstown, will take place Jan. 23. The event will be held in the Ford Theater located in Bliss Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University. The theme for the independently organized event, licensed by TED, is “Breaking Boundaries.” Single tickets for the day-long event, which include lunch and access to all activities, are priced at $75. There will be 12 speakers at the 2015 event, topics to be explored range from human trafficking to additive manufacturing. A full list of speakers and...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Aubrey McClendon, president of American Energy Partners LP, has hired a former executive from his old company, Chesapeake Energy Corp., to run American Energy's Utica and Marcellus shale operations. The company announced Monday that John Reinhart has been hired as chief operating officer for American Energy LLC-Utica and American Energy LLC-Marcellus. Reinhart, 45, served as Chesapeake's vice president operations-eastern division. In that position, Reinhart led the startup, growth and development of Chesapeake's Utica and Marcellus assets. Most...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AKRON, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Corp.'s utilities, including Ohio Edison, are warning customers about a scam. A telephone caller poses as a utility company employee and threatens to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot card. Scams involving callers asking for utility bill payment via Green Dot cards have been reported by customers in all of FirstEnergy's service areas from Ohio to New Jersey, including Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison in Ohio; West Penn Power, Penn Power, Met-Ed and Penelec...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- In recognition Breast Cancer Awareness Month Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread is hosting its annual Go Pink Day today. All seven Mahoning Valley Panera Bread bakery-cafes today will donate 100% of the proceeds from all Pink Ribbon Bagel sales to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. Throughout the rest of October, Panera Bread cafes will continue to donate 10% of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the center in support of Joanie’s Promise Fund, which helps keep its services...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Programs to promote the purchase and use of local foods received nearly $300,000 in federal funds this week. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Farmers Market Promotion grants to the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative in Youngstown for $99,350 and to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for $96,733. Additionally, the 30 Mile Meal Initiative received $100,000 from USDA from its Local Food Marketing Program. “There is a huge consumer demand for locally produced food and it's strong and it's growing,” Anne Alonzo, administrator of...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HUBBARD, Ohio -- NanoLogix Inc. announced that its sandwiched-membrane BNP rapid testing technology for tuberculosis is cited in the World Health Organization’s report, 2014 Tuberculosis Diagnostics Technology and Market Landscape. This is the second year that NanoLogix was mentioned in the annual report, published by UNITAID, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The report highlights current and emerging technologies from more than 80 manufacturers and developers. NanoLogix anticipates having its BNP technology included in TB studies in Africa and Australia in 2015. The...

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